Over on the Tor.com blog, mysterious librarian blogger RuthX tells us the story of how she created a free ebook (downloaded!) with all the public domain stories that were published by noted horror author H.P. Lovecraft.
In the course of compiling the book, she was able to analyze the word usage patterns of the famously overwrought and verbose Lovecraft. And it's hysterically predictable what she came up with.
The post on the Tor blog is here: H.P. Lovecraft's 10 Favorite Words and a Free Lovecraft eBook.
A more complete analysis is here: Free Complete Works of H.P. Lovecraft for Nook and Kindle and Wordcount for Lovecraft's Favorite Words.
And the countdown is:
- Loath (ing/some)
- Blasphem (y/ous)
- Singular (ly)
- Antiqu (e/arian)
- Faint (ed/ing)
- Well, you'll have to check out the original post for this one!
Update 2011.03.04: Added link to more word count information: Wordcount for Lovecraft's Favorite Words.